Diet and Breast Disease
Although it has been suggested there might be a connection between diet and breast disease, a definitive link to the disease has not been found.
A 1992 Harvard University study of nearly 90,000 women found no link between dietary fat and breast disease. A 1990 study by the National Cancer Institute of Canada suggested if postmenopausal women got 9 percent of their calories from saturated fat instead of the average of 14 percent, breast cancer rates among these women would fall by 10 percent.
The same study suggested that adding produce rich in vitamin C to the diet would cut cases of breast cancer an additional 14 percent.
Women with fibrocystic (fy-bro-siss-tick) breast disease, a non -cancerous condition causing lumps in the breast, are cautioned to avoid caffeine.